NME Festival blog: Amy MacDonald reveals regret of breaking news of Oasis split to the world

Amy MacDonald has said she regrets being the person who broke news of the Oasis split to the world. MacDonald was one of the artists performing at the Rock en Seine festival in 2009 when she saw a fight break out between Noel and Liam Gallagher backstage. “Oasis cancelled with one minute to stage time,” […]

Festival Insights NEWS: The 12 Step Plan for GDPR Compliance

Steve Jenner leads business development in the UK and Ireland for PlayPass, one of the world’s top providers of RFID solutions for cashless payments, crew accreditation & management and access control at live events. This summer sees more UK events than ever before adopting PlayPass’ technology including WeAreFSTVL, British Summer Time, Standon Calling, 2000Trees, Neverworld, […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Entertainment Agents Association publishes checklist for promoters following increase in email scams

UK: The Entertainment Agents’ Association has issued a checklist for concert promoters to help ensure that they are dealing with the genuine agent of an artist when booking a show. The checklist is issued following recent scams that have seen fraudsters claim to represent artists including Adele, Justin Timberlake, Dire Straits, Beyoncé, System Of A […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Eighth Plate food waste scheme rises from the flames of Arcadia London

UK: The festival food waste scheme, Eighth Plate, returned after a two-year hiatus on the first May bank holiday weekend at the Arcadia London Spectacular. From May 4 – 6, staff from the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) visited the food traders onsite at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to discuss surplus food at the end of […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Eventbrite announces Instagram partnership | Festival Insights

WORLDWIDE: Eventbrite users can now add a ‘Get Tickets’ button to the profile page of their Instagram business account, making it easier for potential buyers to not only learn more about the shows and events they’re offering, but to act on their interest by buying tickets via a simplified checkout process. Eventbrite is Instagram’s first […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Ticketrunner integrates with major ticketing companies

GERMANY: Ticketrunner, the Cologne based creator of brand ambassador software for event owners, has announced its integration with key ticketing companies such as Eventbrite, Paylogic, Universe, Ticket.io, Eventix and Reservix. Major festivals throughout Europe, such as Amsterdam Music Festival and Sea You Festival, will also utilise the platform this year to push peer-to-peer sales. Ticketrunner […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Second edition of Event Safety & Security Summit launches

UK: Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have announced the second edition of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), a one-day meeting that brings together leading international venue, festival, touring, sport and security professionals. Following last year’s sold out first edition, the October 30 event will take place at a new venue […]

Festival Insights NEWS: Event Genius launches reserved seating platform

UK: The Leeds based ticketing company Event Genius has announced the launch of a new reserved seating platform. The new feature integrates seamlessly into the company’s existing platform of solutions and will be used by Ibiza Rocks Hotel to sell a variety of seats inside their VIP areas at the hotel’s events across the summer. […]

Festival Insights NEWS: An Interview with Quinton Campbell

Quinton Campbell won AVA Festival‘s Emerging Producer competition back in 2016, which awarded him a slot on a compilation with Extended Play Recordings, plus artist development and mentoring, a feature on the Feel My Bicep blog, and technical support from Native Instruments. Since then Campbell has gone on to release two EPs, perform at Amsterdam […]